Sunday, 23 October 2016

Get Well- Snippets!

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I'd like to give a warm welcome to my latest follower Donna.  I do  hope you will pop over and visit her blog

This is one of several cards I made a while ago when I was using up bits and pieces and old techniques for quick cards,

I stamped with an old background wood mounted stamp with a versamark ink pad then rubbed over with decorating chalks.

The background edge was also coloured with decorating chalks  and trimmed with fancy scissors.  I used chalks for shading the leaves too.  As you can see I really did go back to basics for this one.

The small flowers and heart were from my bits pot and the large flower and lace from my stash.

The sentiment is from a Paula Pascal set  which you'll see on lots of my cards as it's an old favourite.


Almost everything on this card is snippets so I'm taking it to join in at Pixies Snippets Playground -  Week 252

34 comments:

Sylviahobbycards said...

Beautiful card,Barb.Love the fab background and the pretty flower.

Hugs,Sylvia x

meg said...

the shading with the chalks looks soft and the colours are blended beautifully perfect background for the pretty flowers and leaves.

aussie aNNie said...

Love your use of the chalks on the background stamping, looks very lovely and effective.xx

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

What a lovely soft background you got with those chalks Barb! Sometimes we forget just how lovely some of these old products/techniques are! A very pretty card. Thank you for popping by my blog, it cheers me up a little seeing everyone's kind comments! Have a wonderful Sunday my friend! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Linby said...

Lovely soft subtle colours. I love Paula sentiments too - so useful. Thanks for all the lovely comments you leave on my cards. L x

brenda said...

Very pretty and feminine Barb and thanks for the reminder to use chalks, ages since I did that. I recognise that stamp, maybe a Hero one ?

B x

Stamps and Paper said...

Your card would cheer anyone up Barb it's lovely

Anne

Barb said...

Yes Brenda, I think it probably is.

Veerle said...

Gorgeous card Barb. Hugs, Veerle x

scrAPpamondo said...

Adorable sweet card, and love your background very much!

Jenny L said...

Hi Barb,
what a very lovely snippets card, and such a lovely chalk background also.
Great design as well.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Liz said...

Beautiful card, Barb. I love the delicate background you've created. xx

cuilliesocks said...

Beautiful pastel coloured card Barb, lovely design and embellishments, Kate x

Aquarius said...

A very pretty card for the snippets challenge this week.

Lucy Woods said...

Aww this is so so pretty! An absolutely perfect get well card!
Lucy x

Judy Corner said...

Another beautiful card Barb. Judy x

Jean said...

A very pretty card Barb, I love the lace background and the pretty pastel chalk colours.
Jean x

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Such a pretty card Barb....lovely design....Joolsx

Kathleen said...

Really lovely card, love the background and the flowers.

Kath x

karenlotty said...

Very pretty, I love how you've created that background - not tried this technique. So something else for me to have a go at. Loved your "new" sheep card and that shoe card is so pretty too. I wish I could still wear shoes like that too

Jules said...

Hi Barb

That is a very effective background. I love the pastel colours you worked with very much.

I hope you had a lovely weekend.

Love Jules xx

Carol L said...

This is a lovely card - sure to make someone feel better. Love the flower accent.

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A beautiful card Barb, sure to cheer anyone who's feeling ill.

Sue xx

lilian said...

Lovely card Barb

Lilian

Gerrina said...

That background looks so beautiful; think I have to dig in my backgroundstamps more! Have a good week!

Di said...

Great card Barb and a very beautiful reminder to have a play with chalks once again! I'd never thought of using them with stamped VersaMark I must admit.

Hugs

Di xx

Mrs A. said...

This is so pretty with the splash of yellow. Love the idea of using the chalks with the versamark ink. Not thought of doing that. hugs Mrs A.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

You did go back to a lot of oldie but goodie techniques and tools. I remember fancy scissors and how we all had to had every design out there. I only have a few favorites left now including the one you used here. And versamark and chalk! I haven't thought of that in forever! It always made such a nice soft look and your background is an excellent example of that. Your card is awesome!!!

PJ said...

What an amazing technique to stamp with versa and then rub over it with chalks. I will now have to look into chalks.. oh goodness the wish list never stops growing. Very nice card Barb.

Greta said...

Beautiful background, Barb--would certainly cheer up someone not feeling well!

AlisonC said...

I love this background. Pretty and lacy and soft, the florals match perfectly. Just shows we should dig through our stash and use the old stuff.

Erika said...

A lovely background Barb and super floral arrangement. A perfect get well card.

Hugs Erika. x

KT Fit Kitty said...

Beautiful card, Barb! This would make anyone feel better - love those flowers and leaves - very pretty!

Donna said...

Beautiful... Do you have to use a fixative on these chalks? Never tried, so haven't a clue!